Welcome to the micro:bit Live Lesson - Presenters and guests
Ana Matronic - Presenter
Best known as the front woman of the Scissor Sisters, Ana Matronic is a musician, presenter and DJ.
Robot obsessive Ana has not only written a book on robotics, she also has a tattoo of bionic circuitry on her shoulder.
She presents a regular disco show on BBC Radio 2, worked with Jessie J as a guest mentor on The Voice, and has commentated on the Eurovision Song Contest for the BBC.
Dan Walker - Presenter
Best known as the presenter of the BBC's Football Focus, Dan Walker can also be heard hosting Afternoon Edition on BBC Radio 5 live.
He first came to prominence on North West Tonight from BBC Manchester, where he won the coveted Royal Television Society Award as the Best Regional Presenter in 2005. In 2006 he moved to London to work as a sports presenter on BBC News and BBC World, before taking over on Football Focus in 2009.
Dan has also worked on The Open championship,The Olympics, The World Cup, the Six Nations and Wimbledon and is a regular face on Final Score.
Ella Williamson - Presenter
Ella spent five years as the Gadget Guru on BBC Two′s live show Something for the Weekend.
She specialises in making technology approachable for all, explaining how the latest gadgets can enrich our lives.
She regularly contributes to Good Morning Britain and This Morning where she can be found presenting the latest in consumer gadgetry, toys and gifts.
Her expert commentary can also be found in national newspapers and magazines and on BBC Radio 4. Ella has been a gadget and technology columnist for LOOK Magazine, Company Magazine, and regularly writes for BBC News.
Amy Mather - Guest
After her first brush with technology at the Manchester Science Festival at age 11, Amy Mather's interest in coding has taken her to amazing heights.
Now 16, Amy encourages others to try STEM activities by highlighting the creative side of technology. She uses code to solve real life problems, and was honoured with the European Commission's first European Digital Girl of the Year Award in 2013.
Amy has spoken in front of expert audiences at industry events all across the country, these include Wired Next Generation, Campus Party at London's O2 Arena, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts and The Royal Institution.
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar - Guest
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE holds a Personal Chair in Robotics.
He is the Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and the Institute of Perception, Action & Behavior (IPAB) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
Sethu will be joining us in the studio to discuss and illustrate the world of robotics – from the most basic robots to the University's most recent project in collaboration with NASA: 'VALKYRIE', a robot who Sethu and his colleagues at the University hope will pave the way for exploration of the planet Mars.